Space@Connexions – information and advice around education, employment and training. For a list of local Connexions centres click here

National Careers Service – advice about finding and applying for jobs.  

Job Centre Plus – find your local Job Centre and search for jobs online.

This is Derbyshire – search online for local jobs.

Career Development Centre at the University of Derby and Buxton College

Mencap – support for people with a learning disability including advocacy, learning, leisure, housing, support and work. 

The Disability Employment Project – helping disabled people find a job with Derbyshire County Council, local councils or the NHS in Derbyshire.   

High Peak Supported Employment Service – offers employment and training opportunities for people with a disability.  

Shaw Trust – helps disabled and disadvantaged people find work. – information about employment for disabled people.

Apprenticeships – information about apprenticeships, where you can gain qualifications and workplace experience.

Netbuddies have put together an information pack on jobs and training opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

Training and Work Experience Projects

P.A.V.E.S – Paid & Voluntary Employment Service – Project in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire to help people with a learning disability find jobs, work placements and training opportunities.   Contact Jane Abbott 01629 537058 or email

North East Derbyshire & Bolsover Learning Disability Partnership Supported Employment Project – Markham Vale Land Services.  Work activities include grounds maintenance, caretaking, tree planting & fencing.  Contact Mick Kerry on 01629 531374 or email

Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise – Opportunities for people with learning disabilities to gain practical training and work experience in conservation and woodland management.  Contact 01629 537075 or email

Grass Routes – Vocational gardening project for people with learning difficulties in Old Whittington, Chesterfield.  01246 452866

Blooming Marvels – Garden centre, woodwork shop and cafe run by people with learning difficulties in Newhall, Swadlincote. 01629 532404 or email

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